W. Bridgewater: Results from Annual Town Election

Denise Reyes (third from right) with her supporters. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Denise Reyes (third from right) with her supporters. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Three ballot questions and two contested races were decided in the West Bridgewater Annual Town Election.

Unofficial results show Denise Reyes winning a seat on the Board of Selectmen with 473 votes.

“It’s so inspirational. The people in this town are wonderful people,” said Reyes. “They’ll challenge you, they’ll debate with you, and they’ll hug you.”

Challengers James Holden had 237 votes, Neil Conley had 214, and Deborah Lancaster had 179 votes.

For the Board of Assessors, Cheryl Smith retains her seat with 698 votes over Deborah Cauley, who had 334 votes.

Voters turned down a non-binding ballot question for recreational marijuana facilities, with 656 “no” votes to 413 “yes” votes.  Voters also turned down a non-binding question on marijuana cultivation facilities, 616 for “no” and 455 for “yes.”

On the third non-binding question, voters said yes to keeping marijuana facilities – if allowed – only in industrial zones, with 820 “yes” votes to 249 “no” votes.

In the uncontested races, winners were James Benson for Moderator, Anne Iannitelli for Town Clerk, Donna Hulme and Susan Sullivan for School Committee, John Cruz for Board of Health, James Noyes for Planning Board, Deborah Lancaster and Kristine Roberts for Library Trustees, Arthur Cabral for Water Commissioner, Christopher Iannitelli for Tree Warden, and Paula Bunker and Dennis Packard for Housing Authority.

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About Lenny Rowe

Lenny Rowe is one of the newest additions to the WATD News team. He grew up in Pembroke and was an intern at WATD in 2012. A 2016 graduate from Suffolk University, Lenny left the City of Boston and now lives in Rockland. Lenny has covered both news and sports, from the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Outside of WATD, Lenny covers high school sports for The Boston Globe. Lenny can be reached at Lenny.Rowe30@Gmail.com